International TableTop Day @ Game Masters
I’d be remiss if I didn’t do anything special for International TableTop Day, which was held on April 5, 2014. So, I did the only thing a respectable (ha!) games journalist would do…grab my camera and head down to Game Masters, a local gaming / hobby shop located in Pittsburgh. I’m not much of a people person and I had never before gone to an event of this scale, but I was determined to walk away with a story to write about. It turned out that I was gifted with much more…the feeling of comradery. We were all there for a reason: we enjoy tabletop gaming. It was great to meet such fine people and I hope to run into all of them again in the future.
To sum up my experience, we played various games including but not limited to: “Family Business”, “Ticket to Ride: Europe”, “Pandemic”, “Rampage”, “Zombicide”, “7 Wonders”, “Pathfinder”, and “Love Letter”. I myself participated in “Family Business”, a game that I had never played before but somehow still ended up winning…I think the group was intimidated by my camera (yeah, let’s go with that). In all serious though, special thanks to Jason, Charity, Barry, Joseph, and Kaleem for being so patient with my questions. I enjoyed the game so much that I ended up purchasing a copy, so expect a review sometime over the next few weeks.
The two videos featured below cover both Game Masters and the games played there. “Part One” features an interview with Mr. Phil Glotfelty himself, while “Part Two” is a quick slide show showing off the event. I again want to extend a warm thank you to everyone there who helped to make my experience a positive one. I didn’t manage to catch everyone’s name or include everyone in my slide show, so apologies in advance if I missed you. Please feel free to contact me if you’d like any information on Game Masters or the games featured in this article. Enjoy!
To see the pictures taken without having to view the slideshow video below, head on over to my Facebook page and check out the related photo album: